By Derek Lawrence
October 22, 2018 at 11:23 AM EDT
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You know what's cool? A new Social Network "What If" casting story.

"Low-key, David Fincher, or high-key, David Fincher didn't want me in Social Network," shared Hill. "It was between me and Justin Timberlake for that part… Obviously [Fincher's] the man, but he was not having me. The studio wanted me, I think, and then Justin Timberlake was amazing in it."

At the time that Fincher was casting for the role of the Napster co-founder and first Facebook president, Hill was still only known for his appearances in comedies like Knocked Up and Superbad. Since getting passed up for The Social Network, the actor-turned-director has nabbed two Oscar-nominations, but that doesn't mean that he's forgotten about the parts he missed out on.

"Social Network is the one that I was actually like years later was like, ‘F—, like I'm so bummed,'" he told Simmons. (Listen to the full interview below.) <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/516770460&amp;color=%23ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_teaser=true" class="" allowfullscreen="" resize="0" replace_attributes="1" name=""></iframe>í­ßyöߍ¸of›s½}Û¾ÞÝzÓ—öçßãžš

Hill's directorial debut Mid90s opened in theaters this past weekend and he's set to join the Saturday Night Live Five-Timers Club when he hosts the Nov. 3 episode.

The Social Network

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